Gruffalo illustrator opens Islington school’s library

Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler headed to an Islington school to help open its new library.

Mr Scheffler, along with Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus, cut the ribbon on the rooftop library at Hanvover School, in Noel Road, on Friday before drawing pictures for spellbound pupils.

The library will have a full-time staff member and aim to encourage the children to read for pleasure.